Haggadah in Another Dimension is an innovative 3-D volume in Hebrew and English that will keep children entertained.
By NECHAMA VEEDERHaggadah in Another Dimension
3-D Production by Michael Medina
Photography by Eli Neeman
The commandment "And you shall tell your child" is the reason most commonly given for the retelling of the Exodus story on Seder night, but in reality, it is not so easy to engage children in the proceedings.
Haggadah in Another Dimension is an innovative 3-D volume in Hebrew and English that will keep children entertained as they follow the traditional Haggada text accompanied by photos of the Exodus story and the present-day Seder night viewed with special glasses that come with the book.
"It's right out of the story," said one eight-year-old excitedly when she put on the 3-D glasses. "How does it work?"
Indeed, when viewed through the glasses, the photos of the sculpted depictions of the Exodus story - such as that of an Egyptian whipping a Jew - look like they are right out of a movie. Others, like that of the Four Sons, provide a more comic interpretation. The Wise Son sports '70s-era glasses; the Wicked Son looks like a modern-day Fonzie; the Simple Son is wide-eyed with a flower on his purple lapel and the One Who Does Not Know How to Ask looks uncannily like Ben Stiller.
Though the text is full length, complete with instructions in English and Hebrew, the Haggada is suitable for both older and younger children, who will all get a kick out of the 3-D glasses.
Part of the proceeds from the sale of this Haggada will be donated to the Haim Foundation for children with cancer.
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